New Textbooks Focus on Neuroengineering and Neuromodulation Topics

Several new textbooks devoted to concepts in neuroengineering and neuromodulation have emerged in recent months and the area is likely to attract other entrants as the number of research and commercial laboratories expands in these fields.

Elsevier’s textbook Neuromodulation, scheduled for release in 2009, is a two-volume set featuring contributions from a range of neurotechnology experts. The work is edited by Elliot Krames, president of the International Neuromodulation Society, P. Hunter Peckham of Case Western Reserve University, and Ali Rezai of the Cleveland Clinic. Other contributors include Warren Grill of Duke University, John Donoghue of Brown University, and Brian Kopell of University of Wisconsin.

Another new textbook which came out this year is Neuroengineering from CRC Press, edited by Daniel DiLorenzo and Joseph Bronzino. The book presents important clinical applications of neuromodulation and a detailed review of the fundamental science and mechanisms of action underlying deep brain stimulation. Contributions include discussions of seizure control, clinical, surgical, and technological aspects of responsive neurostimulation, and a thorough review of spinal cord stimulation for pain control. The book also highlights promising technologies and applications for neural augmentation, brain and computer interfaces, and motor prostheses.



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